Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW, CAPS

Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW, CAPS

Senior Resource Network Program Manager

Lynda joined the JFS team in January of 2020.  She began her career as the Director of Occupational Therapy at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home, followed that with several years of consulting at various area nursing facilities, and in 2004 transitioned to home care where she currently practices.  Her expertise in the field of organizing and geriatric rehabilitation was the impetus for her book, Age in Place, A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home (Bull Publishing, 2018).

Lynda is a certified aging in place specialist (CAPS) and the CEO of At Home for Life, a business that performs residential assessments to help seniors safely and successfully age in place.

Lynda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and her Masters of Social Work degree from the School of Social Welfare at SUNY Albany.  She has served on various non-profit boards of directors including Daughters of Sarah Senior Community, the Massry Residence Assisted Living, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Congregation Beth Emeth and the Crohns and Colitis Foundation.

The mother of two daughters who reside in New York City, she lives in Slingerlands with her husband and Goldendoodle Mookie.

In her spare time you can find her presenting lectures to various organizations, both locally and nationally, on topics including aging in place, caregiving, organizing and decluttering health and home, breast cancer treatment and survivor issues and senior health and wellness. When not talking she loves walking, gardening and time at the beach.